Written by Scotty
After watching all of the Blade movies I thought it would be a good idea to bring forth what we have learned from our famed vampire hunter. Now I am not one that likes to try to find all of hidden undertones in movies since for me, it takes away from the enjoyment that is on the screen. I will stay away from those right now and just hit a few of the key things that were pointed out right in front of our very eyes.
Evil – Yes, I would hate to say it but there is evil all around us and there are people out there that are trying to keep it from hitting the streets. With vampires roaming around the streets in all three films, it is a shame that the only people that know this are the ‘familiars’ and the people trying to stop them. Sadly there is but a handful of people trying to put an end to this unrelenting evil force, but stopping these iconic monsters is the sole focus for Blade and he truly does believe them to be evil and creatures that are completely without remorse.
Trust – Blade keeps everyone at arm’s length, and for good reason. There is only one person he trusts with his life, Whistler, and the only reason is, is that the old man has saved his. Everyone else Blade tries to allow into his life is looking to stab him in the back and he has kept his shell wrapped very tight for this reason. When trying to make new friends are relationships, it is a safe assumption not to let all of your thoughts or past out right away, get to know the person a little bit better before giving them ammunition that can be used against you. You never know what the other person is looking to gain from the relationship, most of the time it is good intentions, however there are those people out there that are looking to stab you in the back the first time you turn around.
Enemies – The old proverb says, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Blade shows that he is willing to talk about his business to others he does not trust, but will not divulge the vitally important things. This is a good trait to have as you never know what cards your opponent is holding, giving a little to get a little back makes you better prepared for what is coming in the future. But you must remember not to give too much away when trying to outwit your opponent since they are most likely doing the same thing to you.
Friendship – Blade only has a close set of friends, ok, he only has one friend. This falls back on the trust segment, as whenever he tries to open up to someone and gets burned, he puts a tighter leash on his emotions. This is not a bad thing and people have many friends at all times, but only a few that they truly call close friends. These are the people that you can depend on for anything that is happening and will run to help you if there is anything that they can do to help. Having many people you can call your friends in life a good thing, but you need to make sure that the ones you call your closest ones will be there for you in thick or thin.
Improvise – Blade has fought many different enemies and he always is able to find a way to defeat them with his ability to improvise. If garlic does not work, move to silver, if silver does not work, move to fire, if fire does not work, move to sunlight, and so on. There is always something out there that will work time after time, but for that one instance it does not work, you need to open up your arsenal and pull out your next best thing. Everyone has a bag of things that they are able to draw from and even if it has been a while since using it, it is always a good idea to pull them out and make sure they are still working since you never know when you are going to need to use it.
Well, that is my list of things that have stuck with me from the Blade franchise and I hope if you have seen the movies, have a good list of your own that you can transfer into everyday situations. I do love these movies and I think it is because our hero is more human than he gives himself credit for and for that, I think a praise needs to go to the writer, David S. Goyer. Goyer has written all three of the Blade movies, along with some other favorites that involve a guy cosplaying as a bat. Making his heroes believable, along with human is something that he has perfected over the years and for that I will applaud him for. It’s a great series and I hope if you have not seen them, that you give them a try at some point, they will not disappoint. And bear in mind that this was an early Marvel Comic Book movie as well, it is fun to see where the comic book movies started before the whole production came into play.